SD9B Digital
Mixing Console

World-class performance in a compact broadcast console

SD9B
  • 96 Input Channels
  • 48 Aux / Sub-Group Busses
  • LR/LCR/LCRS/5.1 Master Buss
  • 12 x 8 Full Processing Matrix
  • 158 Dynamic Equalizers
  • 48/96kHz Sample Rate

DiGiCo SD9B : World-class broadcast mixing for the smallest of spaces

Compact in size but capable of exceeding the demands of the most challenging broadcast applications, the DiGiCo SD9B brings the strength of Stealth Digital Processing and floating point Super FPGA technology to an exceptionally accessible price point. Coupling the speed and efficiency of a redesigned, broadcast-specific workflow to a lightweight, small-footprint frame, the fully integrated SD9B is a console for every studio.

The SD9B features a complete 5.1 monitor matrix with 48×6 source-to-speaker selection as well as multi-channel folding; user defined stem order selection; Mix Minus busses (one per mono channel); backstop PFL (over press) and Auto PFL, plus and Audio Follow Video implementation.

At the heart of the console’s worksurface is a 15-inch, high resolution TFT LCD touchscreen with backlit display, flanked by 24 touch-sensitive motorised faders and responsive, quick access function buttons, plus intuitive multi-function control knobs and electronic labelling.

Under The Hood

Boasting 96 channels at 48kHz/96kHz, the SD9B delivers a wealth of functionality. Standard channel processing (inputs and outputs) includes Channel Delay, Single and Multi-Channel Presets, Hi- and Lo-pass filters @ 24dB/octave, four-band parametric EQ with band curve selection, Dual insert points, and DiGiCo’s DYN 1 (Compressor, De-esser or Multi Band Compressor) and DYN 2 (Gate, Compressor or Ducker).

Also onboard are 158 Dynamic EQ processors which can be assigned to any of the input or output channels; 158 Multiband Compressors and 158 DiGiTuBes. All channels deliver the same pure signal path and feature set, so no matter how you set up your console, you never lose any resources. Within the master section are 16 gangable 32 band graphic EQs, 12 stereo effects (selectable from a palette of 33), and 12 control groups (VCAs). Using snapshots, engineers can switch between complete configurations at a touch.

The SD9B’s 48 busses are all assignable as groups or auxiliary busses while further configurability comes courtesy of a 12×8 output matrix, dual solo busses, and a Master buss. Unlike all other digital console manufacturers, you don’t lose Aux or Group Busses when using the Matrix as they are in addition, including the Master buss.

I/O

The SD9B has a vast Local I/O section including eight mic inputs, eight line outs, four mono AES/EBU, one MADI port, and two dedicated D-Rack Ports. The console connects seamlessly with up to two 32 input, 8 (expandable to 16)-output D-Racks to provide a total of 72 mic inputs, while the factory-fit Optocore option allows for connectivity to all DiGiCo racks and consoles in a redundant loop. For even greater distances, an optional single mode optical connection can be fitted.

Get instant access to 32 fully integrated low-latency Waves stereo Multi-Racks, each with up to eight plug-ins per rack, by fitting optional DiGiCo SoundGrid modules linked to external SoundGrid or DiGiGrid servers, giving a total of 128 additional I/O.

SD9B I/O Racks & Options

The following rack options are available:

  • SD-Rack

  • SD-MiNi Rack

  • SD-Nano Rack

  • D2-Rack

  • D-Rack

The following interfaces and accessories are available:

  • Orange Box

  • RR-PSU

  • Waves SoundGrid

  • Purple Box

  • Little Red Box

  • Little Blue Box

  • UB MADI

Other related products:

SD9B High Rez Image Gallery

96
Input Channels
158
Dynamic EQ
158
DiGiTuBes
12
Digital FX

SD9B Specifications

General Specifications

  • Faders:: 24 x 100mm Touch-sensitive, motorised
  • Screens:: 1 x 15” (38cm) LCD high – resolution touch screen
  • Meters:: 24 x 8-Segment LED bargraph
  • Input Channels: 96 Input Channels
  • 48 Aux/ Sub-Group Busses
  • Solo Busses: 2 Stereo Busses
  • Matrix: 12 x 8 Matrix (additional to busses above)
  • Control Groups: 12, Selectable for VCA-style, Moving Fader, Mute Group
  • Graphic EQ: 16 x 32-band, Gain +/- 12dB
  • Internal FX: 12 Stereo FX Processors
  • Local I/O: 8 x Mic/Line I/O, 4 x AES/EBU: I/O (Mono)
  • MADI Interface: In / Out
  • Optional Optics
  • MIDI Interface: In / Out / Thru
  • VGA Port: DB-15 Mini-Female (1024 x 768 Resolution)
  • USB Ports 3 x USB2
  • Light Connection 2 x XLR3 1.2 – 12V
  • Ext Sync: Word Clock, MADI
  • Headphone: TRS Unbalanced / 8-600 Ohms 1/4 Inch Jack
  • GPI: 2 x 1/4” Jack
  • GPO: 2 x 1/4” Jack
  • SD9 Dimensions: 878mm (w) x 785mm (d) x 262mm (h)
  • SD9 Weight: 36Kg (105Kg with optional flightcase)
  • SD9 Flightcase: 1063mm (w) x 1131mm (h) x 472mm (d) (Optional):
  • SD9 Power: 90-264 VAC, 47-63Hz Auto Sensing. 208 watts, 232VA Requirements
  • Redundancy: Internal PSU x 2 (Optional)

Audio Specification

  • Sample Rate: 48kHz or 96kHz
  • Processing Delay: 2ms Typical @ 48k (48 Stereo Channels, Stage Input Through L-R Buss to Stage Output) 1.1ms @ 96k
  • Internal Processing: Up to 40-bit, Floating Point
  • A>D & D>A: 24-bit Converter Bit Depth
  • Frequency Response: +/- 0.6dB (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • THD: <0.05% @ Unity Gain,: 10dB Input @ 1kHz
  • Channel Separation: Better Than 90dB: (40Hz – 15kHz)
  • Residual Output: <90dBu Typical
  • Noise: (20Hz – 20kHz)
  • Microphone Input: Better Than -126dB: Equivalent Noise
  • Maximum Output Level: +22dBu
  • Maximum Input Level: +22dBu

Processing Channel Specification
Input Channel

  • Name: User-Defined / Presets
  • Channel Selection: Mono / Stereo / Multi
  • Input Routing: Main & Alternate Input
  • Analogue Gain: -20 to +60dB
  • Phase: Normal / Reverse
  • Digital Trim: -40 to +40dB
  • Delay: >1 Sec (Coarse & Fine Control)
  • DiGiTuBe: Drive 0.01 – 50.0
  • Bias 0 – 6
  • LPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB/Oct
  • HPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB/Oct
  • Insert A: (Pre EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • Equalisation: 4 Band EQ: Parametric or Dynamic (Low/Lowshelf, Lower-Mid/Lowshelf, Upper-Mid/
    Hi Shelf, Hi/Hishelf)
    On/Off
    Freq; 20 – 20kHz
    Gain; +/- 18dB
    Q: 0.1 -20 (Parametric) / 0.10-0.85 (Shelf)
    Dynamic EQ On/Off
    Over/Under
    Band On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
  • Dynamics 1: Single or Multiband (3-Band) Compressor: On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
    Gain; 0 to +40dB with
    Autogain Option
    Link; Any Channel/Buss
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Knee : Hard, Med, Soft De-Esser: Threshold : 20us – 20ms
    Release : 1ms – 100ms
    Ratio : 1:1 – 50:1
    Ess-Band : Listen On/Off
    Ess-Band Filter Freq / Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Dynamics 2: On/Off Gate / Ducker: Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 50us – 100ms
    Hold; 2ms – 2s
    Release; 5ms – 5s
    Range; 0 – 90dB
    Key; Any Source
    Key Listen
    Freq/Width; 20 – 20kHz Compressor: On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
    Gain; 0 to +40dB with
    Autogain Option
    Link; Any Channel / Buss
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    S/C Source : Any Source
    S/C Listen : On/Off
    S/C Filter Freq/Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Insert B: (Post EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • EQ/Dyn order: EQ/Dyn or Dyn/EQ
  • Mute: Channel Mute / Hard Mute
  • Solo: Solo Buss 1 / Solo Buss 2 / Both, Auto Solo
  • Channel Safe: Input, EQ, Dyn, Aux, Pan, Fade/Mute, Inserts, Buss, Directs,
    Full Safe
  • Output Routing: Buss, Insert A, Insert B, FX
    Direct: On/Off, Pre-Mute / Pre-Fade / Post-Fade, Level +/- 18dB
  • Fader: 100mm Motorised Fader ∞ to +10dB

Processing Channel Specification
Aux / Group / Matrix Output

  • Name: User-Defined / Presets
  • Phase: Normal / Reverse
  • Digital Trim: -20 to +60dB
  • Delay: >1 Sec (Coarse & Fine control)
  • DiGiTuBe: Drive 0.01 – 50.0
    Bias 0 – 6
  • LPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB / Oct
  • HPF: 20 – 20kHz, 24dB / Oct
  • Insert A: (Pre EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • Equalisation: 4 Band Parametric or Dynamic: Parametric Only
    (Low/Lowshelf, Lower-Mid/Lowshelf, Upper-Mid/Hi Shelf, Hi/Hishelf)
    On/Off
    Freq; 20 – 20kHz
    Gain; +/- 18dB
    Q: 0.1 -20 (Parametric) / 0.10-0.85 (Shelf)
    Dynamic EQ On/Off
    Over/Under
    Band On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
  • Dynamics 1: Single or Multiband (3-band) Compressor: On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
    Gain; 0 to +40dB
    with Autogain Option
    Link; Any Channel / Buss
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Knee : Hard, Med, Soft De-Esser: Threshold: 20us – 20ms
    Release: 1ms – 100ms
    Ratio: 1:1 – 50:1
    Ess-Band: Listen On/Off
    Ess-Band Filter Freq/Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Dynamics 2: On/Off Gate / Ducker: Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 50us – 100ms
    Hold; 2ms – 2s
    Release; 5ms – 5s
    Range; 0 – 90dB
    Key; Any Source
    Key Listen
    Freq/Width; 20 – 20kHz Compressor: On/Off
    Threshold; -60 – 0dB
    Attack; 500us – 100ms
    Release; 10ms – 10s
    Ratio; 1:1 – 50:1
    Gain; 0 to +40dB
    with Autogain Option
    Link; Any Channel/Buss
    Hi Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    Lo Crossover; 20Hz – 20kHz
    S/C Source : Any source
    S/C Listen : On/Off
    S/C Filter Freq/Width: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Insert B: (Post EQ/Dyn) On/Off
  • EQ/Dyn Order: EQ/Dyn or Dyn/EQ
  • Mute: Channel Mute / Hard Mute
  • Solo: Solo Buss 1 / Solo Buss 2 / Both, Auto Solo
  • Channel Safe: Trim, EQ, Dyn, Fade/Mute, Inserts, Outputs, Full Safe
  • Output Routing: Outputs, Insert A, Insert B, FX
  • Fader: 100mm Motorised Fader ∞ to + 10dB

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SD9B Downloads

Product Literature
DiGiCo SD9 Data Sheet DOWNLOAD
SD Range Brochure DOWNLOAD
Manuals
SD Theatre User C DOWNLOAD
SD9 Getting Started DOWNLOAD
SD Software Reference V2 DOWNLOAD
Software
Console
SD9 V1280 Update Package DOWNLOAD
SD-Range Core2 App DOWNLOAD
Waves Remote DLL for SD console DOWNLOAD
DiGiCo Dante DMI 64@96 4.0.10.3 4.0.17 Firmware-Package DOWNLOAD
Dante Firmware Update (4.0.9.1) for Dante DMI and Dante SD-Rack cards (November 2018) DOWNLOAD
Offline
SD9 V1280 Offline Install Package DOWNLOAD
SD Convert V1280 Installer Package DOWNLOAD
TN's
TN325 SD Apple Airport DOWNLOAD
TN324 SD series iPad external control setup DOWNLOAD
TN319 Use of Optocore units with Digico systems DOWNLOAD
TN300 SD Optocore wordclock operation description DOWNLOAD
TN299 SD MADI redundant operation description DOWNLOAD
TN296 Recording to MADI with Digico systems DOWNLOAD
TN294 SD series MADI implementation description DOWNLOAD
TN269 SD series recovery system description DOWNLOAD
TN248 Little Red & Little Blue Box block diagrams DOWNLOAD
TN241 SD series Touch calibration (Not SD7 See TN242) DOWNLOAD
TN227 Digico MADI over Cat 5 cable specifications DOWNLOAD
TN206 Overview Screen Setting DOWNLOAD
TN195 SD Series Network Settings DOWNLOAD
TN70 UPS and power consumption all products DOWNLOAD
TB106 Madi cable specifications DOWNLOAD
TB101 Optical cable specifications DOWNLOAD
Drawings
DXF
SD9 DXF DOWNLOAD
PDF
SD9 PDF DOWNLOAD